Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Cystopteridaceae
- Genus: Cystopteris Bernh.
- Species: Cystopteris laurentiana (Weath.) Blasdell
- Common name(s):
General Observation Data
- Date: 17-VI-2015
- Habitat: Deciduous forest
- Habit: Lithophyte
- Location: Smuggler's Notch Mt. Mansfield – Cambridge – – Vermont – United States.
- Coordinates: 44.557811, -72.788932
- Elevation: 2000 ft.
Very cool. The abortive bulblet is particularly awesome. What’s the substrate?
cold wet Green Mtn. schist. The notch is interesting because it never gets very warm.
that’s interesting/odd — I think of laurentiana as being pretty much restricted to limestone what with its bulbifera ancestry, but maybe it’s one of those things, like G.robert, that sometimes shows up in weird places
No that is correct. Metamorphic rocks in the Green Mtns. can have fairly high pH. The plant was growing right next to Pinguicula vulgaris which also prefers high-pH bedrock.